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Creating Readers: Informational Text

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*highlighted tools

Informational Text 
Name Description Suggestions for Use Examples

Newsela

https://newsela.com/

@Newsela

Newsela helps students build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news at 5 reading levels.
    ~Differentiate using leveled readings for students    Newsela Category: Kids 

*NewsinLevels

http://www.newsinlevels.com/

@NewsinLevels

World News for Students of English 

 ~Differentiate using leveled readings for students  

~AImed at ELL 

Example Article: Incident at the White House 

*TweenTribune

http://tweentribune.com/

@TweenTribune

From Smithsonian

Features topics about animals, fashion, entertainment, school, science, technology, national and world news written by kids and professional journalists.

Lexile-leveled for K-12

 ~Differentiate using leveled readings for students 

~Lexiled

Example: Antarctic Meteorites that Hail From Mars 

*Wonderopolis

http://wonderopolis.org/

@Wonderopolis

The daily articles at the National Center for Family Literacy's Wonderopolis are educational and aimed at kids.  They're just plain interesting, and make for addictive reading 
~Practice with engaging informational text 

http://wonderopolis.org/what-are-you-wondering

 

Dailyread

https://dailyread.me/article

 

Dailyread curates the best articles from reputable publications, rewrites them in multiple reading levels, and provides discussion questions with each article. 
~Differentiate using leveled readings for students    The Death of a Gorilla Highlights Safety Concerns about Zoos 

Dogo News

https://www.dogonews.com/

 

Select articles based on categories or grade levels.

~Differentiate based on interest and reading level

~Tied to standards

Researchers Stumble Upon A Treasure Trove Of Ancient Shipwrecks in The Black Sea

Zinio Subscription Service

From SBPL and Libraries of Middlesex

https://www.rbdigital.com/lmxac/service/zinio

 


Download free magazines or read online or in ipad app.

Not from Middlesex County? Check your library's website to see if you have access to e-magazines.

 
   

Flipster Subscription service

From Mercer County Library system

http://mcl.org/databases/virtual.html

 

Download free magazines or read them online or using the ipad app.

Not from Mercer County? Check your library's website to see if you have access to e-magazines.

   

 

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